University/College/Further Education

Please find below a list of university, college and other further education opportunities that may be of interest to students

Henley College - Taster Days

Basingstoke College of Technology - Open Events

Monday 10 February 2020, 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Monday 11 May 2020, 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Come and discover everything BCoT has to offer you at one of our Open Events.

Across the College you will be able to explore our first-class facilities, meet our friendly teaching staff and talk to current students to find out what life is really like at BCoT.

From Animal Management to Travel and Tourism, and Engineering to Hair and Beauty, there will be a number of exciting, interactive activities taking place across the College that you can get involved with to find the right course for you. 

Our Principal will be joined by some of our current students in the Lecture Theatre for a welcome presentation to tell you how BCoT is committed to ensuring success for our students, and to answer any questions you may have.

If it is an Apprenticeship you are interested in, there will be a presentation from our Apprenticeship team in the Lecture Theatre, which will tell you everything you need to know about how to get started. Our Apprenticeship team will also be available throughout the event to answer all of your questions.

Oxford Brookes University Higher Education Fair - Tuesday 9th June 2020

With over 34 Universities and several employers attending, this is a perfect opportunity for students, teachers and advisors to meet with representatives.

Please use the below link to book for the event:-

The Henley College - Information Open Evening - Tuesday 26 November

The Henley College Information Events provide an excellent opportunity to visit and explore our historic Rotherfield and Deanfield campuses in the beautiful riverside town of Henley-on-Thames.
As a stepping stone after school, students learn independent study skills, a growth mindset and resilience. Combined with excellent pastoral care and support, they go on to fantastic careers and perform better than average at University.
You are invited to meet our experienced staff, current students and our Principal to find out why we get great results on both our A Level and Vocational courses. We offer a wide choice and unique combination of subjects that are not available at other local sixth forms and have fantastic facilities including a brand new Digital & Enterprise hub and an Apple Mac suite!
Our support staff will be available to tell you about our excellent pastoral care from dedicated professional tutors to counselling and careers guidance. Our students come from across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire so why not find out about travel options - we are nearer than you may think!

This is our last event before 2020 and all of our remaining tours in 2019 are fully booked so this will be the last opportunity to come and visit the college this year. It is also an excellent opportunity to come and see first-hand exactly what is on offer at the college as well as the different routes that can be provided.

Spaces are filling up quickly so register for FREE now following the link to secure your place

The Henley College - Information Event Dates

Come and visit the College at this special events. It is an opportunity to meet the teaching staff, explore our beautiful campuses and find out more about what the College has to offer you.

Tuesday 15th October 2019 - 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 16th November 2019 - 10.00am  - 1.00pm

Tuesday 26th November 2019 - 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday 28th January 2020 - 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 6.00pm – 8.30pm

For further information please do not hesitate to contact

The Henley College, Deanfield Avenue, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1UH

University of Warwick - Subject Information Evenings

Interested in studying at The University of Warwick but want to know more? These subject evening events will give students the opportunity to meet Warwick staff and students and find out more about studying at Warwick.


·       English, Modern Languages and Classics – Tuesday 12 November 2019

·       Engineering – Tuesday 19 November 2019

·       Theatre and Performance Studies – Wednesday 20 November 2019

·       History and Classics – Tuesday 26 November 2019

·       Philosophy – Wednesday 27 November 2019

·       Film and Television Studies – Tuesday 3 December 2019


You can find further information on these subject information evenings (and more!) and how to book your place here.

University of East Anglia - Support for prospective students

What is uni like?’: two day residential opportunity
Adapting to the realities of university life can be difficult. Do you have the skills you need to make the transition into independent living? UEA is giving Year 12 students the opportunity to stay overnight on campus and experience life as a university student – including workshops, student-life scenarios and group discussions. The event runs 27-28 July 2020 and costs £125pp, which covers the programme, accommodation and food. For more information email:

Mini open days: there’s still time to visit uni
Our full open days may be over for this year, but it’s not too late to pay us a visit. Mini open days offer a chance to chat to current students and academics, find out about courses and discover our stunning campus. They run 22 November, 6 December and 6 January. Book your place:

Parents and carers: new email newsletter
Higher education can be as confusing for parents and carers as it is for young people. That’s why UEA has launched a monthly e-newsletter full of top tips, useful information and key deadline reminders, just for you. Sign up at:

University Fair at The Holt School

The must-attend event for sixth form students interested in applying to University.  With experts and admission officers on hand to answer your questions, offering face-to-face information on courses, application process, and open day events.

Tuesday 22/10/2019 ~ 4.00pm – 5.00pm OR 5.00pm – 6.00pm

We believe that this event will not only encourage you to start thinking about what university course you would like more information on, but what university you would like to attend.  This is an opportunity NOT to be missed, as it is right here in your local area.  THE EVENT IS FREE!    

Universities confirmed so far are:-














Who should attend? 

Year 12 students.  You need to register your attendance on the link below.  You are more than welcome to attend alone, or bring a parent/s with you. 

Year 13* students are also encouraged to register their attendance to the event if they have not yet chosen a university, or are yet to decide.   

* Please be aware that priority attendance is to Year 12 students.  Notification will be sent via email if your registration has been successful. 

Register Early

Please complete the survey below, and do not forget to specify which time slot you will be attending.  If student numbers have reached capacity on your chosen time slot, then the later allocated time is given.  If this is the case, then you will receive an email informing you of this.

To register and book your attendance please click on the link: University Fair Tuesday 22nd October 2019


Year 12 Business & Finance Workshop
6-7th August 2019 9:30am-4pm

First Intuition invites year 12 students to a free Business & Finance workshop in Reading.

The workshop includes an introduction in accounting, a business game, CV writing and interview skills as well as the opportunity to speak to current accountancy students and local employers.

Two local accountancy firms, Kirk Rice and Wilkins Kennedy will be attending this year. Kirk Rice will be hosting the interview skills seminar and Wilkins Kennedy giving tips on how to write the perfect CV. Both firms take on trainees each year, either straight from school or University, and are keen to meet with students who are considering a trainee position.

Please click the links to view the  flyer and application form.

Summer School at University of Reading, Careers in Property- 22-25 July 2019

An opportunity for Year 12 students to attend  a four day, fully funded Summer School at the University of Reading to learn about a career in property.

Every day we are influenced by the built environment around us – shops, offices, industrial buildings, houses and the surrounding countryside all have an impact on the way we live. Did you ever wonder how these properties are developed, whether the buildings going up in our cities are sustainable or how much they are worth? The Pathways to Property Summer School allows students the chance to explore the property industry in more depth. With such a huge variety of roles, from a building surveyor or town planner to a sustainability consultant or financial analyst, there is a role to suit any skillset or personality.

Who: Year 12 students from state schools/colleges considering a career in property – either through University or through an apprenticeship

Cost: Nothing! All food, accommodation and travel costs are covered

During the Summer School:    

  •   Learn about the industry and the careers available
  •   Attend taster lectures
  •  Get involved in a group project and debate
  •  Go on site visits
  •  Meet new people
  • Experience life on a University campus

How to Apply: Applications close 31st May, though earlier entries are strongly encouraged. Visit the website at

At the end of the week, if keen to learn more about property, students can complete a funded work experience placement over October half term, have access to our e-mentoring programme, and if they choose to apply to study Real Estate and Planning at the University, can apply for a bursary up to £30,000 over three years.

'For me, the Summer School was the first step into a career in the property industry’  Bradley, Summer School participant & graduate surveyor at British Land

Get in touch at or 0118 378 4196.

Morgan Stanley Technology programme- 26 July 2019

The Technology Step In, Step Up programme provides an oversight into the different technology programmes Morgan Stanley offers, as well as offering participants the opportunity to partake in interactive challenges, panel sessions and career workshops. It’s based in our London office in Canary Wharf and is intended for female students in years 12 and 13. Click here to view the flyer.

Deadline for applications: 2 June 2019

To apply for Technology Step In, Step Up and to find out more about Morgan Stanley, please visit and search for our pre-university opportunities.

Pure Potential

Click the Events & Opportunities board to discover lots of brilliant experiences, programmes, insight days and taster sessions for students from leading institutions and organisations, such as:

  • The Sutton Trust
  • UCL
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • Inner Temple (Becoming a Barrister)
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • PRIME Legal Work Experience
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Generate London
  • Fulbright Commission
  • EY

The board is updated regularly with new opportunities, so please check regularly.

UK University and Apprenticeship Search Fair
At London, Emirates Stadium on Friday 1st March

This is for Year 12 and 13 students. Click here for more details.

'Introduction to Medicine' Careers Day- Tuesday 16th April

Every year the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust runs  the ‘Introduction to Medicine’ careers day aimed at Year 12 students who are aspiring medics. See more detail below;

Nuffield Research Placements – Summer 2019

Are you a student who currently receives a bursary?

Are you interested in continuing with a STEM subject at university?

If so, a Nuffield research placement could be the perfect enrichment opportunity for you and you may even be entitled to a bursary of up to £100 per week for the duration of the placement.   If you are interested please take a look at the advert here and the website that it refers you to, for more information.

Royal Holloway University

We are running a History taster day at Royal Holloway on 12 December. Click here for more detail.

 It will give students an opportunity to experience studying at university, alongside complementing their A Level courses. Royal Holloway is situated in Egham which is around 40-45 minutes on the direct trainline from Reading.


It features a lecture from prize winning author and scholar, Professor Humayun Ansari. The day is entitled, Power and Resistance: Rethinking Race and Imperialism in the Modern World. It offers workshop options which will be particularly useful for students studying Nazi Germany, the Making of Modern Britain, the British Empire or American History.

Click here for further detail on upcoming events.

The Marine Biological Association

Young Marine Biologists (YMB) Summit - Sunday 25th November, London

Click here for more information.

Bracknell and Wokingham College

Open Event -  Wednesday 14th November 4.00-7.00pm

Click here for more information.

Royal Holloway University of London

Space Talk

14 November 2018 6.00pm

Click here for more information.

Electronic Engineering Taster Days

21 November 2018, 6 February 2019, 20 March 2019, 22 May 2019 10.00am - 3.00pm

Click here for more information.

Information Evening at The Henley College

Tuesday 27th November 6.00pm – 8.30pm


Visitors can now register their free place at: . We are also planning to offer an Open Day very soon – details to follow.

Follow our social media- Facebook:


Instagram: thehenleycollege

University of Hertfordshire

There are a number of places available in Clearing for the September 2018 intake of the BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology degree programme – and any students who are accepted onto this course will be eligible to undertake their clinical placements at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

About the BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology degree
Health Careers - Therapeutic radiographer 
Radiography as a career
The role of Radiographers

University of Leicester

Got a question about Clearing and Adjustment or the 2019 application process?

From Monday 9 July to Thursday 19 July our team of experts will be available online from 9.30am to 4.30pm to answer any questions or queries you might have in the run up to the end of the school term and A-level results day.

Our chats will cover Confirmation, Clearing and Adjustment, Student Finance, and much more. Our team will also be on hand to discuss how we can support you throughout the 2018/19 Academic year, including reference writing for 2019 applicants.
You can start your web chat at the link here

University of Leicester - Upcoming Events 2018/19

Schools’ Taster Conference – Friday 29 June, 10.00-3.30pm

Our annual Schools' Taster Conference taking place at Leicester on Friday 29 June features thought-provoking and engaging academic taster sessions across all of our undergraduate departments, an information fair for students to quiz our academics plus CPD sessions for teachers.


The Conference is aimed at those looking to start university in 2019 but younger students are welcome if they’re up for a challenge! You can reserve your school’s place (there’s no cap on numbers!) and/or students can register individual places for the event.


Medicine Calling – Saturday 8 September, all day

Medicine Calling is a fantastic event for those that are interested in either studying medicine or psychology at university, as this event is all about psychiatry!


This conference, attended by more than 200 students last year, is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about psychiatry and the varied, exciting, rewarding and challenging career it offers, as well as a chance to attend interactive workshops, and a chance to find out about how to apply to medicine.

 If any of your students would like to attend, they’ll need to email for an application form.


Brain Awareness Day - Wednesday 26 September, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Open to anyone with an interest in studying psychology and neuroscience, including biology, medicine, genetics, physiology, pharmacology and health sciences. The day includes presentations, campus tours, live demonstrations and the opportunity to meet students and experts.

Bracknell and Wokingham College Open Event

Attend the event on Wednesday 27th June 2018 4-7pm and find out about the part time courses available. Click here for more details.

Reading University Taster Days

3rd July: English Literature Taster Day on Studying Contemporary Literature

11th July: English Language and Linguistics Taster Day on Language and Social Media

Our taster days are designed to give students the opportunity to discover what it would be like to study at degree level.  On these free of charge days, students will sample lectures and activity based learning, work alongside other students interested in the subject, visit our beautiful award-winning campus, meet our enthusiastic staff and students, and get a real feel for student life at the University of Reading.

For more information about our taster days and for the individual online booking form please visit:

Unable to make these events?

If you or your students are not able to make it onto our Campus for one of these events then here are some other ways you can find out about us and our courses.

Digital Webinars

We are keen to launch a series of digital taster sessions online for English to give students a taste of our teaching. If you are interested in taking part in our pilots please email us at 


If you are interested in BA in English Literature or BA English Language and Linguistics then you may find the ‘Your Degree in a Nutshell’ documents of use. These booklets layout the degree pathways you can take and provide examples of modules students can study. These documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

Social Media

Our Twitter pages are kept up to date with events and news from the Departments. Our English Literature page is regularly maintained by our students as part of their ‘student take over’ during which they give explain what it is like to be a student with us. Their Facebook page will also be celebrating World Book Night on 23rd April which we hope will be an exciting event.  English Language’s twitter page can be found here.

Royal Veterinary College, University of London                 

Visiting Opportunities

The Open House events allow prospective students and their guests the chance to tour one or both campuses on the same day. During the Open House, guests will have an introductory talk; giving an insight into  courses and how to apply. They will then tour the campus with student ambassadors.

  • Saturday 10th February 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Saturday 2nd June 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Sunday 1st July 2018 (10:30am - 4:00pm)

Please be aware that booking is essential and can be made at:

National Healthcare Weekend – Years 10 - 12

Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with students who are interested in:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Psychology

at the National Healthcare Weekend on the 24th and 25th March taking place in                                     London, Cardiff, and Birmingham: 8 conferences on different specialties on the same day!

It is a highly valuable opportunity for your students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.  

Students can register on the Medic Mentor website and find out more about the events here.

You can also see the attachment at the bottom of the page to view more details.

University Taster Days

These opportunities are relevant for Year 11 and Year 12 students at weekends, in Half term, Easter Holidays and after examinations.

They provide the opportunity to learn more about the content of degree course study and are useful preparation for assisting with UCAS applications and interviews. Please book to guarantee a place.

Royal Veterinary College

Veterinary Medicine

Vet Nursing

Biological Sciences


Queen Mary, London

Dentistry Taster Day


Royal Holloway

Computer Science Taster Day

Theatre & Performance Taster Day



Psychology Taster Day

Business Taster Day

Languages Taster Day

English Taster Day

University of Westminster

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Day

Economics Taster Day

Digital Media Arts Taster Day

Finance Taster


Kings College, London

Classics Taster course

English Language & Linguistics

Geography Taster Day

Global Health & Social Medicine



Investment, Risk Management & Banking &

Actuarial Science Taster  &

Optometry Taster Day

Radiography Taster Day

Midwifery Taster Day

Nursing Taster Day

Speech Therapy Taster Day

Criminology Taster

Sociology Taster

Journalism Taster

Structural Engineering Taster &

Mechanical and Aeronautics Taster &

Engineering Taster

Maths Taster

Law Taster

Business Management Taster  

Accounting Taster


Architectural Technology Taster



Social Sciences Taster Day



Psychology Taster Day

History Taster Day

Economics Taster Day

Digital Marketing & Social Media Marketing Taster Day -

Music Performance, Technology & Stagecraft

Politics & International Relations Taster Course

Anthropology Taster course

Chinese Studies Taster course

South Bank

Product, Engineering Product and Special Effects Taster

Engineering Experience Day


Performing Arts Day – Comedy, Performing Arts & Production

Musical Theatre Day

Choreography & Dance Day

Business Management & Events Management Day

History Taster Day

Psychology, Criminology & Forensic Studies Day

Primary Education [Teaching] Day

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

Taster Day for Languages, History and Languages and History of Art

On Friday 16th February, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, will be holding a Taster Day for young women in Year 12 from state schools who are interested in studying either Modern and Medieval Languages, History and Modern Languages, or History of Art at undergraduate level. The programme will include sessions providing information on the content and structure of these courses, as well as taster sessions led by subject specialists at the University of Cambridge. Please find attached a provisional programme for the day. For further information, or to book your place, please email Dr Hazel Collinson ( The deadline for booking places is Friday 19th January.

University of Bath- Taster events in February

Spotlight on Social Sciences

This is an academic event for Year 11 and 12 students with workshops taken from our eight social sciences degree courses- Criminology, Education with Psychology, International Development with Economics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, and Social Work.

Students will be able to:

  • find out more about our social sciences degree courses
  • tour our university campus
  • meet and learn from our social sciences lecturers and researchers
  • attend two social science workshops
  • meet some of our current social sciences students
  • find out about placement opportunities, careers and employability.

This event will take place on Thursday 1st Feb 2018 from 0930 - 1500.

Spotlight on Sport, Exercise & Health

This is an academic event for Year 11 and 12 students with interactive workshops taken from the University's prestigious sports degree programmes.
Students will be able to:

  • find out more about the prestigious sports degree programmes offered at Bath
  • tour our outstanding sports facilities and laboratories
  • meet and learn from University lecturers and researchers
  • attend two sport workshops
  • meet some of our athletes and students studying our sports degrees
  • find out about placements, careers and employability
  • receive information, advice and guidance on perfecting their UCAS application.

This event will take place on Friday 2nd Feb 2018 from 1000 - 1500.

These events are free-of-charge, and will take place at the University of Bath.  In order to apply to take part in either event, you should e-mail  to obtain a booking form.


N&B Training company are now offering FREE CPD Level 2 courses for the following areas


  • Equality and diversity
  • Information, advice and guidance

Business Services

  • Business administration
  • Customer service
  • Team leading


  • Introducing caring for children and young people
  • Understanding behaviour that challenges

Health and Social Care

  • Awareness of mental health problems
  • Common health conditions
  • Preparing to work in adult social care
  • Principles of care planning
  • Principles of customer service for Health and Social Care settings
  • Principles of dementia care
  • Principles of end of life care
  • Principles of infection control
  • Principles of working with people with learning disabilities
  • Safe handling of medication
  • Understanding Autism
  • Understanding dignity and safeguarding
  • Working with people with mental health needs

To find out more visit their website here.

NEW COURSE! Canterbury Christ Church will be offering a BSc (Honours) in Physiotherapy with the first intake in September 2018. To find out more click here.

Canterbury Christ Church University- Click here to find upcoming open days.

Are you interested in a career in medicine? Click here to visit the Medschools online resources.

Kier and UWE Quantity Surveyor- Click here to view early careers opportunities.

University of Leicester - Free presentations and interactive workshops in the Autumn term

  • Why University? (Year 12 , Year 11 or Year 10)
  • Student Finance (Year 13)
  • Study Skills (Year 12 , 13)

 Click here to book.

University of Leicester - Lecture opportunities

Topic Date Information Booking
Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture  Tuesday 7th November 2017  The University of Leicester will welcome Hollywood personality David Puttnam to campus to deliver a lecture entitled ‘The times are changin’’. Full details and online booking for free tickets can be found here.

Literary Leicester 2017

Wednesday 15th-Saturday 18th November 2017 Each year we bring renowned and up-and-coming novelists, playwrights and poets to provide their expertise to audiences across the region; all for free. This year, children’s authors Jeremy Strong, Anne Fine and Philip Reeve will be part of our fantastic line-up.   To find out more, please click here.

University of Bath - Science Webinars

Webinar topic


Time Information
Studying Physics at Bath Wednesday 1st November 2017


An introduction to our physics courses and what it’s like to study at Bath.
Find out whether a placement is for you Thursday 2nd November 2017 16:00pm-17:00pm Why you should consider a science degree with a placement year at Bath.
How to succeed in your EPQ Course start date: Monday 13 November   Helps students to decide whether an EPQ is right for them, and has lots of advice on how to successfully complete the EPQ and to use it to strengthen a university application.

Inside Cancer

Course start date: Monday 11 December   Explores how genes influence cancer development. Learners will discover more about the fundamental biological concepts that inform our current understanding of cancer development, the molecular genetics behind it and its spread within the body.